Decorating is an exciting part of any holiday for the whole family. Soon it will be time to dye eggs and dig into baskets full of chocolate and hidden in Easter grass, but if you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, these experiences can be more annoying than fun. Keep reading to learn what you can do to keep allergy symptoms at a minimum when you decorate for the Easter holiday this year.
If your family is like most, you probably store your decorations in a basement, garage, or attic. A year is plenty of time for the boxes and storage bins to gather dust mites and mold spores. For most allergy sufferers, symptoms may be the worst when you begin moving and opening these boxes because the allergens that have sat stagnant for a whole year and are now being stirred up.
To avoid severe symptoms, you may want to consider doing this part of the decorating while family members with allergies or asthma are in a different part of the house. It’s also very important to give all decorations a good dusting to eliminate any lingering allergens. Lastly, be sure to vacuum and wipe down any outlying areas after you have finished decorating. This simple task will get eliminate any allergens that may have settled into your carpet or furniture during the process.
These tips are universal for both putting decorations up and taking them down. If your storage bins and boxes are older, it could be beneficial to purchase new ones to help cut down on the spread of allergens the following year. We at AllerEase want you and your family to have a happy, safe and most importantly, allergy-free Easter Holiday. Remembering these tips will bring you one step closer to that enjoying the day with family and friends.